Yesterday a contingent from Black Lives Matter and the Crow Nation arrived giving yet another huge boost to the camp's heightened morale where people from all walks of life, all nations, all colors, all backgrounds, are coming together to challenge the ongoing destruction of Unci Maka (Mother Earth) and the Mni Wakan (Sacred Water) that adorns her.
This is one river in one remote area of a great Red nation, the Oceti Sakowin, and it is here that our people, our allies, our families, are making a stand against the UNRELENTING and URGENT needs for clean drinking water and all that depends upon her for life. But this is not just a fight for the Cannonball, the Missouri or the Standing Rock Reservation. It is for every body of water on this planet and a stand against everyone who would destroy Mni Wakan for greed.
We are going nowhere. We are Water Protectors.
You are Water Protectors. OUR UNITED RESISTANCE IS FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS, FOR THE STANDING SILENT NATIONS, AND EVERY INTRICATE ASPECT OF LIFE THAT MUST HAVE WATER TO SURVIVE. WITHOUT WATER, THE PLANET DIES. WE DIE. PRESERVING PURE CLEAN WATER WE FULFILL OUR LEGACY AS ANCESTORS TO THE FUTURE GENERATIONS.